Smart Ways to Clean the Gutters this Spring

While it’s probably one of the least favourite home maintenance tasks, avoiding cleaning the gutters could end up being a bigger headache. A neglected gutter system can overflow, become a new home for birds or squirrels, or break away from… Read More »

Flood-Proofing Your Basement

A flooded basement can be a homeowner’s nightmare. Potential problems range from loss of household goods to ongoing structural issues to other effects of water damage including mold growth. Whether a home is near a body of water or uphill… Read More »

Homeowners Spring Checklist

Spring is that time of year when we get our homes ready for the warmer weather, embark on DIY projects that boost curb appeal, and repair any damage those winter storms might have done. Regular maintenance is essential to keeping… Read More »

Give Your Home Exterior a Facelift this Spring

Spring heightens our senses and inspires us to refresh our homes, both inside and out. It’s a time when we shake off the gloomy days of winter and get our backyards ready for summer entertaining. Here are some low-budget ways… Read More »

How to Clean Gutters with Gutter Guards

Homeowners purchase a gutter guard or leaf protection system to keep debris out, cutting down on time spent on maintenance. Unfortunately, the prevailing myth is that gutters with gutter guards never have to be cleaned again. But no matter how… Read More »

Should You Hire Someone to Clean the Gutters?

When gutters aren’t cleaned regularly, it can lead to major problems such as a flooded basement, damaged siding, or water-stained interior walls. While the main reason for cleaning the gutters yourself is to save money, there are several other very… Read More »

Tips to Make Gutter Cleaning Easier

Cleaning the gutters is probably no one’s favourite chore. Yeah, that old joke…it’s a dirty job but somebody has to do it. But the longer debris sits in the gutter channel, decomposition reduces materials to a fine silt (or wet… Read More »

Practical Gutter Upgrades

Gutters are a vital part of the roofing system; they help to efficiently drain water off the roof, into the downspouts and away from the house. Without totally replacing the gutters, there are practical gutter upgrades you can make to… Read More »

Spring Inspection Checklist

Maintaining your home’s exterior is important, especially now that it’s spring and any damage that winter might have done is just beginning to show. Taking the time to go over the outside of your house with a keen eye will… Read More »